I've never had the pleasure of creating a human in my body, so this is a new factoid to me: but apparently after giving birth, many women experience postpartum hair loss??? Cool, good to know. Because pregnancy and birth seemed too easy on their own.
Christina Kreitel, the owner of Intrepid Studio Salon, shared a video on Instagram that has wracked up over 36 million views in six days. In part because lots of women can relate. And in part because the video is "grossly satisfying" to watch, as Kreitel wrote in the caption. Would you agree?
HOLY HAIR LOSS BATMAN.
It turns out Kreitel is currently going through the same thing, which explains her empathy laughter in the background of the vid.
In the caption, she writes:
HaHA!!! Nothing like that Post Pregnancy Shed man!!!! You know the time, 4 months postpartum and you FILL that drain! I’m going through this myself and like to collect it on the wall of my shower ? Haha so grossly satisfying ?? This is just as good as scalp treatments!! Anyone else going through this!!! #licensedtocreate
Apparently others have gone through this. The video has wracked up millions of views and hundreds of comments, many from women who are relating their own stories:
i_carry_the_crown: Dealing with hairloss postpartum and due to a thyroid problem sucks. Started taking my prenatal vitamins again. A month later, I have new growth!!! Baby hairs are annoying but satisfying.
shifty_eye_pete: Thats so my fucking hair
mrs_adams40: It will grow back...just will have some crazy baby bangs growing back and some weird fluff
If this is happening or has happened to you, moms, fear not! Pregnancy is a huge adjustment for the entire body. So postpartum hair shedding, technically called "telogen effluvium," is a totally healthy and common result of the body readjusting to its normal growth cycle, according to the American Pregnancy Association. It reportedly affects around 40-50% of postpartum women, usually between one and five months after delivery.
This is yet another reason every mom deserves a freaking trophy. And why I'll stick to being a mother to my houseplants.